Conservation Easement for the Green Mountain Monastery
Our GCC applied to the Greensboro Selectboard to allocate $2,000 from the Greensboro Conservation Fund to complement other sources that were funding a conservation easement at the Green Mountain Monastery. The Selectboard agreed.
Forest Land, Land Protection, partnerships
133 acres of largely forestland at the Green Mountain Monastery was conserved with the VHCB and The Nature Conservancy.
Green Mountain Monastery
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Greensboro Land Trust
Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation
The Greensboro Land Trust led the effort.
The biggest challenge was that we discovered an abutter was pasturing cattle and otherwise using a small portion of the Monastery's land. The Monastery had no objection to the abutter's use of the land, but to satisfy VHCB and TNC we had to get a signed agreement and establish a fence between Monastery and abutting land.